Professor Sir John Savill

Professor Sir John Savill


Executive Director
Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
Elected in 2021
Citation on election

Professor Sir John Savill has combined clinical practice in nephrology and acute medicine with research into cell clearance by apoptosis in resolution of inflammation, leading establishment of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He led national translational initiatives as Chief Scientist Health in Scottish Government and as Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council.

Sir John now leads the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH). Professor Savill led development of UK integrated clinical academic training pathways and has established an Australian pilot for clinician scientist training, the MACH-Track.

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